‘I may be going out on a limb here,’ says Warren Hagues. ‘But I think we’re the only discipline in the building industry that works holistically. Other consultants tend to focus on their own specialism.
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While I’m talking to architects Warren Hagues and Matt Hedges, the snow is falling on Askew Road. Naturally, the weather is the first topic of conversation. ‘It’s a good reminder that proper insulation is so important,’ smiles Warren.
Warren Hagues Architect Warren Hagues recommends striking a balance between storage space and living areas When you are planning significant home extension and refurbishment work, careful consideration should always be given to the most efficient ways in which to create storage space without it affecting how you live. It’s particularly essential to achieve a realistic […]
Warren Hagues Architect Warren Hagues discusses the importance of designing homes that work now and in the future When designing new housing it’s important to keep in mind the ‘Lifetime Homes Standard’. Put simply, this is a set of 16 key criteria that provide a practical model for making homes adaptable and accessible in the […]
Architect Warren Hagues on the importance of accurately passing on clients’ wishes to the builders and designers. In the last issue we spoke about the architect’s role as a facilitator who’s job it is to realise that the preferences and tastes of clients play a major part in developing a design brief. While there are […]
Interior architecture forms a large portion of our design remit, especially when it comes to private residential projects While the external appearance of a project is an important consideration during the design process, it is the way in which the users of the building interact with the interior space that is a vital factor. Taking […]
One phrase that residential architects sometimes hear is; ‘We’d like to be in by Christmas’, or another such occasion. There’s a lot of work to be completed before the building works can begin, including: surveys, developing the brief and design, planning approvals, building regulations compliance, Party Wall Agreements and tender returns etc. Your architect will […]
Q: How do you approach a client’s brief? Part of the original brief for one project was to build a front porch. The clients envisaged a brick and glass enclosure with a glazed roof. As space was limited to four square metres I asked if the reason for the porch was to keep the heat […]
Warren Hagues – Chartered Practice Architects ‘Architects are trained to consider a project holistically’ Q. I see a lot of building work to people’s homes at the moment. What value does an architect bring to this type of project? Some people think that an architect’s job is either in the capacity of a designer or […]